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Gentlemen, Madmen, Things That Are Not Men - Limited Edition Signed & Numbered Art Book - Polaroids - Antique Photos - Poetry

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GENTLEMEN, MADMEN, THINGS THAT ARE NOT MEN
by D. VENATRIX

Wolves in human clothing
Arise from underneath
They won't get their hands bloody
Only their teeth

So begins this dark, compelling book documenting an uncanny world and the elegant but perilous folk who dwell there. Some might call them fairies, some might call them monsters. They look like gentlemen but they are anything but gentle. They live underground, but they prowl our streets. Every shadow may hide a doorway into their topsy-turvy, twilight land.

Original retro-look instant photos of liminal objects and places are juxtaposed with unique vintage portraits of striking but often strange men (and a few ladies), interspersed with rhyming, sometimes Gorey-esque poetry evoking an otherworldly and subtly sinister atmosphere.

There is also a hidden spell within the poems for you to discover, a reward for close attention.

DETAILS
- 10x8 inches (25x20 cm)
- 52 pages on 140# semi-gloss black paper
- black linen hardcover with hand-stamped copper title plate
- custom hand-carved rubber stamp impressions on charcoal endpapers
- signed & numbered - very limited edition of 13
- 39 instant photographs taken on Impossible Project film (b&w and color) with a vintage Polaroid Sun600 camera
- 26 antique cabinet cards, photographs and RPPCs from the 1890's through 1940's (sepia and b&w), some of which have been embellished with walnut ink
- 26 short poems and cantrips

Books are wrapped in brown kraft paper, and shipped to US addresses by Priority Mail in a padded envelope, insurance included. Convo me for international shipping options.

For many more images from the book, visit http://wp.me/pQIsS-jI
GENTLEMEN, MADMEN, THINGS THAT ARE NOT MEN
by D. VENATRIX

Wolves in human clothing
Arise from underneath
They won't get their hands bloody
Only their teeth

So begins this dark, compelling book documenting an uncanny world and the elegant but perilous folk who dwell there. Some might call them fairies, some might call them monsters. They look like gentlemen but they are anything but gentle. They live underground, but they prowl our streets. Every shadow may hide a doorway into their topsy-turvy, twilight land.

Original retro-look instant photos of liminal objects and places are juxtaposed with unique vintage portraits of striking but often strange men (and a few ladies), interspersed with rhyming, sometimes Gorey-esque poetry evoking an otherworldly and subtly sinister atmosphere.

There is also a hidden spell within the poems for you to discover, a reward for close attention.

DETAILS
- 10x8 inches (25x20 cm)
- 52 pages on 140# semi-gloss black paper
- black linen hardcover with hand-stamped copper title plate
- custom hand-carved rubber stamp impressions on charcoal endpapers
- signed & numbered - very limited edition of 13
- 39 instant photographs taken on Impossible Project film (b&w and color) with a vintage Polaroid Sun600 camera
- 26 antique cabinet cards, photographs and RPPCs from the 1890's through 1940's (sepia and b&w), some of which have been embellished with walnut ink
- 26 short poems and cantrips

Books are wrapped in brown kraft paper, and shipped to US addresses by Priority Mail in a padded envelope, insurance included. Convo me for international shipping options.

For many more images from the book, visit http://wp.me/pQIsS-jI

Reviews

5 out of 5 stars
(122)
Reviewed by Kit Kat
5 out of 5 stars
May 11, 2018
Arrived fast and I’m so glad to have these gorgeous wings! Thanks so much!
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Reviewed by RJ Secore
5 out of 5 stars
Apr 26, 2018
An amazing little book, such a great source of info. Thank you.
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Reviewed by lwerner1111
5 out of 5 stars
Jan 18, 2018
Great book! Informative and well put together. Will be using for my found bones. Arrived quickly and well packaged. Thank you!!!
Working with Animal Bones - Booklet

Reviewed by Audrey
5 out of 5 stars
Jan 13, 2018
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  • Materials: linen, paper, copper, ink
  • Feedback: 122 reviews
  • Favorited by: 13 people
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